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Jarkko Hietaniemi
September 14, 2000 08:07
Re: ip6 ?
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On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 03:47:48PM +1000, Danny Thomas wrote:
> I know the correct answer is "patches", but is anyone working on adding ip6
> support? I haven't downloaded 5.7.0, but found nothing doing a quick grep
> for netinet6 in 5.6.0. It's not that I want to directly use ip6 in perl

Not that I know of.  CPAN has Socket6, but I haven't looked at it
(whether it e.g. overrides the core socket functions) (I am ashamed
to admit that I don't remember enough of the v6 changes to say whether
this would be feasible in the first place.)

> (yet), but would like to make our apache/mod_perl server available over ip.
> KAME have patched apache, but I'm not sure whether the perl also needs to
> be ip6 aware. I know in the past KAME said their patched version wouldn't
> build with modules like mod_ssl or mod_perl.
> So this is mainly a mod_perl question, but I got no response from that list
> when I asked a while ago. Might elicit more interest if I can say 5.6.x
> (where x>1) would include ip6 support.

5.6.x, highly unlikely.  The 5.6 is in maintenance mode which means
among other things No New Features.  5.7.x, within the limits of
possible.  But someone who knows IPv6 should work on it. 

> cheers
> Danny Thomas

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